One of my favorite things is when people give me cards, especially thank you cards. I just love them. I keep them all forever in this box in my office. And on days when I’m feeling discouraged or even just cleaning up, I come across them and am reminded of my importance. My worth. That something I did mattered to someone.
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I think Heavenly Father knows how much I love these cards because they always seem to show up just when I need them.
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So for my service today I’m sending out a few cards of my own to a few people I want to know how much they mean to me. Does anyone else love cards too? 💛💛💛
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#shethatseeks #prayseekserverepeat #service #loveoneanother #100daychallenge
Here’s to a great Day Two! If you haven’t had a chance to download the fee guide yet, you should check it out! The link to download is in my bio 👌🏻 #prayseekserverepeat #shethatseeks #100daychallenge #servicewithasmile
The guide is LIVE! Twenty pages of ideas and inspiration for the #prayseekserverepeat challenge! Get yours in the link in my bio 🙌🏻
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The best part.... @biancamadsen_ designed some amazing quote pages you can print off and frame! 💛💛💛💛
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#prayseekserverepeat #shethatseeks #service #serviceideas #serviceproject #100daychallenge #christian #lds #mormon #dailyinspiration #dailyquotes #thoughtoftheday #beinspired
Part of what I hope to accomplish with the #prayseekserverepeat challenge is not only the chance to serve others but also to be more aware of those who are such a blessing in my life and my families life. And to make them aware of how much they mean to me. I think it’s just as important to see a blessing as it is to be a blessing.
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This is Rachel. She has been Tripp’s tutor for the last two plus years. She came into our lives in a moment when we so desperately needed her. Tripp had struggled a lot with reading and we were totally at a loss as to what to do. But she was an answer to prayers. She showed us the way. She not only taught him how to read, but she taught us how to help him, she advocated for him, she loved him and she did something for him that We as his parents were powerless to do. I can’t even imagine where we would be without her and I am so grateful for all the hours and hours and hours she poured into our little guy that was time spent away from her own family. She truly was in every sense of the word a true blessing to our lives.
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In just a few days she and her family are moving to Ireland 🇮🇪 and we are going to miss them so much! We love you @rachbott and can’t wait to come to see you 💛
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As we jump into this challenge, I invite you to show love to those who have blessed your life. And as you are out serving add #prayseekserverepeat to anything you share! I want to show others what you are doing to give them ideas 🙌🏻
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#seeablessingbeablessing #shethatseeks #service #loveoneanother
It's time to get started! Day One!
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I am so excited...and its so wonderful to have so many people here to join us! The Facebook group is growing! To join us just click the link in my bio! And please feel free to share what we are doing with your friends. We have also had a few people ask about including yw's groups. That is awesome! The more the merrier right...
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So getting started...here's how!
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If you haven't signed up to receive our guide yet, there is a link in my bio for that too. It will be going out later today. It is filled with thoughts, ideas and inspiration!
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As my family and I join in this challenge our goal is this:
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Pray - Each morning to find someone to serve
Seek - Work each day to master the art of awareness. See others and find who we can serve. 
Serve - Get to it! Don't let fear get in our way. 
Repeat - Try again tomorrow!
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We also are trying to remember that service can be much more than a

Abbey Kyhl

It may have all started with me, but I believe things got truly amazing when we became a team. Most everyone would say I am the “mom boss” around here. I feel so blessed to be in this moment. And I look forward to hearing all about your love story, whatever chapter you may be on, whether its being a bride, a new mommy, or just celebrating life as love grows.


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They say it better than we ever could..

For a bride, weddings are mostly just trusting that everything will go as planned and that people will come through for you. The entire experience can obviously be a bit stressful and taxing. However, Abbey Kyhl and Bianca Madsen made my wedding experiences dreamlike. My decision to chose AK Studio & Design was easy because both of my brother’s used Abbey for their weddings. I knew she was great but I had no idea how wonderful she would be through all the wedding planning. Even before our engagement photos Abbey and I were texting back and forth about reception venues, florists, and cakes. She knows the Utah wedding space inside and out and every suggestion she gave me was perfect. Our engagement shoot was flawless and Abbey made us feel relaxed and comfortable enough to be ourselves in front of the camera. Our bridal shoot was even more perfect because Abbey and Bianca worked together to capture every detail. I’ve never seen a more dynamic duo than Abbey and Bianca – their energies feed off of one another and make the perfect environment for a photo-shoot. They are both incredibly talented and I felt lucky to have both of them at my bridal shoot and my reception. I never had to worry about either Bianca or Abbey missing an important moment because they were always there and always consulting me on what I wanted captured. The pictures they took and edited for me will forever be my favorite memories of my wedding!
Having Abbey be apart of our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. Not only is she organized and can run a full day of wedding photography flawlessly, she is was also so fun to work with!! Abbey took the time to get to know us, and the vision we had for our wedding. Not one detail was left undone. I like Zeke's description of working with Abbey best I think, :) " Having Abbey around was like having my mom around! On the morning of the wedding, when I got out of the shower to get ready, Abbey already had my tux, shoes, socks, and everything I needed all laid out for me! She eliminated so much stress of the day for us. She was so much more than our photographer." Abbey and her team work so well together, and each of them were easy going, professional and charismatic. We feel lucky to have landed such an awesome team for our big day! Thank you so much!!
When we got engaged, one of the first things I wanted to focus on was choosing an amazing photographer. When we first met Abbey, she connected with us immediately and saw the vision we wanted! She was spunky, fun and outgoing.When you're not thinking she is watching, she will take the most treasured candids. She has a way of showing true love through the camera! She let us be ourselves. She truly cares about each photo by getting the perfect lighting and location. She cares about making everyone feel comfortable, while having fun and laughing along the way. She cares about every detail. She cares about communication throughout the process. She takes time to get your love story. She will do whatever it takes to be positive the bride and groom are satisfied. She is there for you and your fiance to make sure you feel stress-free knowing your photos will turn out beautiful. 
Abbey Kyhl... where to even begin? She is a ray of sunshine, a breath of fresh air, and a level head amidst the chaos! I first stalked her blog and immediately fell in love. What talent! I loved her photographs, they expressed so much emotion. It is so important to feel comfortable with your photographer, you don't want to look forced in your photos! Comfort was not even a question the moment I met Abbey, she truly is a people person! I could tell she had a strong desire to connect with Carter and I, and to become our friend. I felt all nerves melt away, and I knew we were in good hands. I felt so relaxed at our shoots and on my wedding day knowing that Abbey would take stunning photos of the moments I wanted to remember most. She is an absolute joy to work with and you will come away from your sessions with not only out-of-this-world photographs, but with a new friend! Honestly, I could go on forever about Abbey, but if you take away one thing from reading this, it should be that you will never regret having Abbey capture the special moments in your life.
Abbey was just as important to me as my bridesmaids! When it comes to weddings she has basically become part of the family! When we talk about weddings everyone knows Abbey will be involved! Not only is she extremely talented with photography, but she is an amazing business woman and has the perfect balance of being professional and relatable. She gave helpful advice on planning the day, she was flexible throughout the whole set of events, she was reliable, but most of all she was FUN! There are a couple guys in my family who don’t like pictures. It made a world of difference to have Abbey there because she makes it so much fun, even the guys were relaxed and enjoyed it! It does wonders for your pictures when the photographer is able to connect with people so they look their most natural in the photos. And that is exactly why I chose Abbey! I feel like my pictures perfectly captured WHO we are as people and not just a wedding we planned. That means everything to me!
When it comes to picking a photographer, it is always a no brainer to pick Abbey. She has been there to capture my engagements, bridals, wedding day, and even pictures of my newborn. I wanted her to take our newborn pictures and didn't hesitate for one minute even though before she has primarily been a wedding photographer. I knew she would do the best job making us feel comfortable and capturing the pictures I would cherish forever. There's something so special about having a photographer there for all of the most important parts of your life. Abbey has a way of feeling more like family than a photographer. Plus- my husband doesn't really like getting family pictures taken and he has never once complained when it's Abbey taking them. And that alone worth it to book Abbey in my book! She is just the best!
I loved working with Abbey because she just made us feel comfortable. I remember when we were arriving for our engagements Chase was so nervous because he hates taking pictures, but Abbey made it such a casual, fun experience for him. I was also impressed on our wedding day that Abbey was able to just get things done. Having a large family on both sides can be hard to get all the group photos you want, but she just took control and got it done so fast, and the pictures still looked so so amazing! Abbey definitely has a way of capturing beautiful moments, and making them even more beautiful than you remembered.
Abbey is absolutely amazing! My husband and I were both nervous, but Abbey made it so easy! She helped us feel comfortable and gave us  direction so we could feel more natural in front of the camera. It really felt like we were just hanging out with a friend.We both have large families and I have seen family pictures outside of the temple take a really long time with other photographers. Abbey had no fear about working with the large group and took control comfortably and quickly. She knew the pictures I wanted and others that she knew I would want, and got it done efficiently without making it feel rushed. Abbey was also really helpful during the whole event and went above and beyond the responsibilities of a photographer in many ways. She helped me throughout the entire night and was there to keep me on track with the timeline I wanted. I can’t say enough about Abbey. She is so friendly, efficient, kind, talented, and willing to help in any way she can.  The whole AK Studio & Design team was the same. I never felt like a burden when I had questions and I always felt important when I contacted them. They were always so willing to help in any way they could. We gained some friends and can’t wait to keep going back as our family grows!
We love Abbey! Working with her was the absolute best decision we made.  Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but Abbey truly was our saving grace! She took the time to organize and plan each detail to know what was important to us.  On such a whirlwind day, Abbey was so much more than our wedding photographer.  She ensured the flow and organization of the day so each minute was as smooth as possible....Abbey was by far the MVP of our wedding! Most importantly, we love our photos! Ryan and I were both nervous and reserved in front of a camera, but she helped us relax and we truly enjoyed every session with her. Abbey has a gift of capturing images that show the emotion we felt on our magical day.  We can't thank her enough for those beautiful moments we can now cherish forever.
Abbey is everything I wanted in a Wedding photographer & became my everything photographer!! She never fails to capture everything so perfectly! I love knowing my pictures will come back amazing & couldn't imagine having anyone else. I always look forward to our next session!
The wedding day was amazing for us! We had so many guests come up to us and say, "Who is your photographer? She is great! She is so good at getting everyone's attention and she is hilarious!" We loved that Abbey was an entertainer to our guests and captured ALL of our day. It has been a blast going back and reliving our day through the pictures she captured. Seriously, we LOVE our pictures. They are classic and will stay in style for many years to come.
Abbey was there from the beginning to end! She was able to see my vision for what I wanted and totally made it happen! Both me and my husband loved working with her because she was so fun to shoot with and helped us act completely natural and relaxed.
I've known Abbey since I was a freshman in high school and always knew I wanted her to photograph my wedding. She is such a genuine person, and makes taking photos a breeze. My husband, who doesn't necessarily LOVE pictures, really appreciated her coaching to make sure he was looking his best....because let's face it, no one wants to look bad in a photo, and Abbey makes sure that doesn't happen. I also love her ability to catch all those perfect moments between you and your favorite people so beautifully on camera. When I got my photos back from our wedding, all my thoughts and feelings about having Abbey be apart of our wedding were confirmed. She is the best of the best, and I couldn't have picked a more perfect photographer.
We first met Abbey when she did our engagements, bridals, and wedding photos four years ago; we became instant friends. It never ceases to amaze me how she can so effortlessly capture such precious moments in time. Thanks to her dedication for perfection, I now have many wonderfully captured memories that I will cherish for a lifetime.
I was so nervous before our engagements, because I am always so self conscious in front of the camera, but Abbey was great at helping us focus more on enjoying each other and just having fun than focusing on the actual picture taking. We got our first session images back and we were beyond pleased. They were perfect! And so many options! We had a hard time picking favorites because so many were wonderful. What we worried and stressed about for weeks turned out to be so great even though we didn't expect that because of our own issues. From there we had full confidence that Abbey would deliver more than we expected. She isn't only great at taking photos, but also was so helpful with keeping to the schedule we had planned and making sure we got everything we wanted and more. Though she was out of our price range, it was more than worth it to have such beautiful images that will last a lifetime. And it was truly a much better experience than I ever imagined. We love Abbey! Trenten is convinced we'll be hanging out  at Lagoon and Disneyland in the future with her :)
I loved working with Abbey!  I  appreciated that she took time from the very beginning to get to know us.  Even at our first meeting, she was very personable and helpful.  She asked great questions that helped me think about my expectations for the wedding photography.  She thoroughly answered all questions I had about how the wedding session.  It made my wedding day less stressful to know I was in good hands. Abbey was so great about making a schedule with us.  Trent and I wanted to start our wedding in the later afternoon.  This made our photography schedule really tight between our wedding and reception.  On our wedding day, Abbey Kyhl was so helpful in all the chaos.  She got the pictures that we wanted to save the memory of our special day.  I have such a large family that it can be tricky to get everyone’s attention and keep things moving smoothly but Abbey was prepared with the knowledge of the pictures I really wanted and she was so kind and fun through the whole process.  I had several friends and family member mention how impressed they felt with our photographer.   I  love each photo from my wedding.  I really appreciate the impressive skill and emotions that shine through our faces. I happily recommend Abbey to anyone!
Abbey Kyhl is the way to go no doubt. I value talent and Abbey is exactly that. She is very personable and fun to work with. She takes stress off the brides' shoulders and is much more than a photographer, but a friend!
I knew I wanted family pictures after our newborn arrived, and I was so excited to know that Abbey had an beautiful indoor studio where my kids, especially my newborn would be warm and comfortable. Family pictures can feel like such a daunting task with kids, especially when they are little. Within minutes of our session Abbey, put my mind at ease, she was so great with my kids and had them laughing. She is such a talented photographer. She was able to capture such precious moments of my little ones, their personalities show through in every photo. I am so happy with how they turned out.
Abbey is a dream! I can honestly say that there is no one else I would have rather shared this special time in my life with. Hiring her to shoot our wedding was hands down the best decision we have made. She is so much more than an amazing wedding photographer. She made sure everything was perfect and captured every little thing down to the last detail! All of our photos were absolutely stunning and she captured everything I could have ever imagined. I have gained a lifelong friend and I am so incredibly thankful that I had the privilege of working with her. I cannot recommend her enough! She is honestly, my absolute favorite!
Working with Abbey was fun, laid-back, and exciting all at the same time! My favorite part about working with Abbey was knowing that I was going to love the images she would capture. Her talent for making a connection with brides on a personal level and photographing beautifully makes her brand incredibly unique. Looking back through our wedding photos is like re-living our special day and it is priceless. I will recommend her to all future brides I come into contact with because I can trust that they will love their photos as much as I love mine.
I loved having Abbey as our photographer! In every session she made us feel so comfortable, so we were able to get shots that really showed who we were as a couple. And her edits are beautiful! We were so happy we chose someone who was able to capture every detail of our wedding day with such talent. The photos are priceless. If we had to do it over again, we would choose Abbey in a second!
I always dread getting my picture taken because I'm the worst at posing. I always feel awkward trying to look natural! Abbey was able to guide me with simple suggestions for shifting my weight, moving my head oh so slightly, or positioning my hands just so. It made all the difference! She also captured many photos that I actually liked, which I usually don't, in a very short amount of time. Professional and efficient...that's my kind of photo shoot!
We loved working with Abbey! My fiance was not looking forward to taking pictures, but she made it so fun and he really enjoyed our sessions with her! She took the time to figure out what style I was imagining, looked through my Pinterest wedding boards and got every photo I wanted! I love her clean photography style, and I love how our wedding photos will look timeless for years to come. After the wedding day, we got several comments from friends and relatives about how impressed they were with how she handled the wedding day. I've heard of group pictures being really stressful with so many people at the temple, but I was never stressed! She was organized, orderly, and knew the most efficient ways to get all of the group pictures done quickly without confusion. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!
These ladies know what they are doing. It was so easy from start to finish.  We felt very comfortable with Abbey.  She is so likable and gets the job done! She has a great eye and attention to detail! Thank you so much!
From all the wedding advice I received upon my engagement the best by far was to be selective about your wedding photographer. While some things only last for the 'big day' your pictures will last forever. My husband and I could not have been more thrilled working with Abbey and the memories we received. She was a blast to work with and set our minds at ease during stressful moments. We knew we could count on her. We had some newly blended families at our wedding and we were so impressed with Abbey and the time she took before hand to know who was who and not make anything awkward. We love her and can't wait to work with her again!
I love Abbey's style of photography - so full of light and happy couples! So when she was available for my wedding, I was so excited! I was very impressed by how organized she was from the beginning to the end, and how she took the time to make sure we were prepared for pictures so everything would run smoothly. She was great to work with and even made it enjoyable for my husband, who doesn't love pictures. Our engagements and bridals turned out beautifully. On our wedding day, it rained and snowed hard. Abbey got everyone in and out of pictures quickly. She let me borrow her gloves and umbrella, and even had her husband pull up our car for us after so that we wouldn't have to walk to it in the rain. At the reception, she helped make sure we got to each activity in a timely manner, and captured them all. I love how she takes beautiful pictures to capture your best memories, but she is so much more than just a photographer.
When I was trying to decide on a wedding photographer, all I had to do was look at Abbey's pictures to know that there was something special about her. As the day of our first shoot approached, I was nervous because I'm not an experienced picture taker and I didn't want that to show. My worrying was pointless though! Abbey has an incredible gift of making you feel so comfortable and beautiful while she's working. Our pictures captured our true relationship because it was so easy to instantly open up to her. That's the magic behind Abbey's talent. When she takes a picture, she captures the emotion behind it. That is a priceless gift and I will forever be grateful to Abbey for giving us such clear memories of how we felt before and during our wedding, not just the things we did. She is incredible!
I have used Abbey as my photographer for 10 years and I love every session more than the last. I love that my photos are both current and timeless. Abbey makes the sessions seem stress free, but her attention to detail is unparalleled.
Wow, Abbey did it again! And to be honest, I'm not surprised at all. I have been using Abbey as my photographer since I got married, 4 years ago. I am NEVER disappointed in her, her company, or the quality of the pictures. I absolutely love that she offers mini-sessions. My last 3 photo-shoots (Newborn pictures, my family pictures, and my in-law family pictures) have all been mini-shoots and all of them turned out wonderfully! It was the perfect amount of time; I mean lets be honest, husbands & kids do not do well on picture day! Abbey is great about managing her time and getting the job done! Basically, all I need to say is, HIRE ABBEY! You will not be disappointed and I can promise you that you'll hire her again.
Abbey and her team are so organized and were so attentive to how I envisioned my photos to turn out.  Abbey made it very easy to be ourselves in front of the camera. On top of it, the editing is beautiful. Thank you! We love our pictures so much.
Abbey was the best photographer we’ve ever had!  It was such a treat to have her take our family pictures! She made a normally stressful day so fun! We will definitely have her take our pictures again!
I absolutely love the laid back nature of our family photos and how comfortable Abbey made us feel. Nothing about our photos came back looking still or posed and I am so excited about every image! I was so nervous that our little ones wouldn't cooperate but Abbey used the rambunctious energy to her advantage and captured their personalities perfectly. I was able to totally relax and let my toddler participate when he felt like it and as a result we got more amazing images than I ever expected.


One of my favorite things is when people give me cards, especially thank you cards. I just love them. I keep them all forever in this box in my office. And on days when I’m feeling discouraged or even just cleaning up, I come across them and am reminded of my importance. My worth. That something I did mattered to someone.
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I think Heavenly Father knows how much I love these cards because they always seem to show up just when I need them.
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So for my service today I’m sending out a few cards of my own to a few people I want to know how much they mean to me. Does anyone else love cards too? 💛💛💛
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#shethatseeks #prayseekserverepeat #service #loveoneanother #100daychallenge
Here’s to a great Day Two! If you haven’t had a chance to download the fee guide yet, you should check it out! The link to download is in my bio 👌🏻 #prayseekserverepeat #shethatseeks #100daychallenge #servicewithasmile
The guide is LIVE! Twenty pages of ideas and inspiration for the #prayseekserverepeat challenge! Get yours in the link in my bio 🙌🏻
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The best part.... @biancamadsen_ designed some amazing quote pages you can print off and frame! 💛💛💛💛
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#prayseekserverepeat #shethatseeks #service #serviceideas #serviceproject #100daychallenge #christian #lds #mormon #dailyinspiration #dailyquotes #thoughtoftheday #beinspired
Part of what I hope to accomplish with the #prayseekserverepeat challenge is not only the chance to serve others but also to be more aware of those who are such a blessing in my life and my families life. And to make them aware of how much they mean to me. I think it’s just as important to see a blessing as it is to be a blessing.
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This is Rachel. She has been Tripp’s tutor for the last two plus years. She came into our lives in a moment when we so desperately needed her. Tripp had struggled a lot with reading and we were totally at a loss as to what to do. But she was an answer to prayers. She showed us the way. She not only taught him how to read, but she taught us how to help him, she advocated for him, she loved him and she did something for him that We as his parents were powerless to do. I can’t even imagine where we would be without her and I am so grateful for all the hours and hours and hours she poured into our little guy that was time spent away from her own family. She truly was in every sense of the word a true blessing to our lives.
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In just a few days she and her family are moving to Ireland 🇮🇪 and we are going to miss them so much! We love you @rachbott and can’t wait to come to see you 💛
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As we jump into this challenge, I invite you to show love to those who have blessed your life. And as you are out serving add #prayseekserverepeat to anything you share! I want to show others what you are doing to give them ideas 🙌🏻
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#seeablessingbeablessing #shethatseeks #service #loveoneanother
It's time to get started! Day One!
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I am so excited...and its so wonderful to have so many people here to join us! The Facebook group is growing! To join us just click the link in my bio! And please feel free to share what we are doing with your friends. We have also had a few people ask about including yw's groups. That is awesome! The more the merrier right...
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So getting started...here's how!
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If you haven't signed up to receive our guide yet, there is a link in my bio for that too. It will be going out later today. It is filled with thoughts, ideas and inspiration!
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As my family and I join in this challenge our goal is this:
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Pray - Each morning to find someone to serve
Seek - Work each day to master the art of awareness. See others and find who we can serve. 
Serve - Get to it! Don't let fear get in our way. 
Repeat - Try again tomorrow!
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We also are trying to remember that service can be much more than a
Two years ago I felt like I was out of step with my life, my faith, and just myself. I had been through two situations that really derailed me in so many ways as a person. I felt like I was in this place where I was broken and needed healing. I kept waiting for God to notice me and fix my problems, waiting for someone else to notice me and fix my problems, waiting for anyone to come along and
Fall ball with this little guy starts today...and can I just point out how perfect his hair is💛⚾️🙌🏻 #baseball #baseballmom #gobraves #braves #baseballislife
A few months ago I sat in a meeting as the speaker shared that each day she prayed to find someone to serve. At the time I was in a weird place. I felt out of step with my life. What she said spoke to me. So I tried it. And then things started to happen. I haven’t changed the world by anything I’ve done but I can see how my small acts of service helped others and how they are changing me. It’s like each small act of service is getting me closer to being in step with who I want to be. I’ve also become acutely aware of all those around me who bless me, my family, and my life by their small acts of service. I truly believe that real joy is found in gratitude and the more we seek to be grateful the more we find the joy we are seeking. 💛 #shethatseeks #joy #service #gratitude #prayer #ldsliving #findingjoy #choosingjoy #serveothers
My feelings about the fact that yesterday I got a call that said school starts in two weeks.
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I made a goal last September that I was going to create unforgettable magical summers with my kids. Heck, I started a whole business to motivate me to make it happen (#sevensummers).
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There were so many times I worried that it wouldn’t happen. That we wouldn’t have enough money to do what I wanted to do and for me to be able to just take three months off. That I wouldn’t have enough patience with my kids to be that plugged in and present with them for that long.
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But...here we are almost to the end and I’m pretty proud of how we did. I feel like we have a bucket full of great memories. I wasn’t a cruise director they did chores (truthfully they could start their own cleaning service now 😂) and we had a lot of “entertain yourself” time. But I feel like we created that feeling of summer where the days are long and you go to bed tired, dirty, and happy.
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I asked Jackson yesterday if he had a good summer and he said, “Yeah it was awesome.”
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Then I asked him to tell me all his favorite things and he said, “That’ll take too long.” 😂 So I think we won at summer.
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But I’d still like to have more of it. So I’ll probably just keep posting all the summer photos I took this year until next May.
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#sevensummers #summertime #unpluggedchildhood #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #motherhood
We were hanging out earlier and I asked him who his favorite person on the planet is.
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He paused for a minute and said, “That’s a hard one to answer.”
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“Why?” I asked.
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“Because a lot of time I think it’s you but then you act like this and I just question everything.”
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“This” being that I told him he had to read a book I got for him. 🙄😂🤦🏼‍♀️
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He might be as sarcastic as can be, but truthfully I kinda love it. I love who he is right now. Everyday we talk and joke around and he’s becoming so much more than just my son. He’s becoming one of my favorite friends. I just love being around him. As much as I hate that he’s growing up, I’m so excited too. I don’t know how I got so lucky to have such a great boy.
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#mommasboy #childhoodunplugged #nevergrowup
One week away! Can’t wait to share all my best tips and ideas for taking control of technology in our families. If you want to join us just join the @shethatseeks Facebook group. Link is in my profile. 🙌🏻💛
I have unanswered prayers
I have trouble I wish wasn't there
And I have asked a thousand ways
That You would take my pain away
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I am trying to understand
How to walk this weary land
Make straight the paths that crooked lie
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine
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When my world is shaking, heaven stands
When my heart is breaking 
I never leave your hands
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When you walked upon the earth
You healed the broken, lost and hurt
I know you hate to see me cry
One day you will set all things right
Yeah, one day you will set all things right
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When my world is shaking, heaven stands
When my heart is breaking 
I never leave your hands
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Your hands that shaped the world
Are holding me
They hold me still
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I just love this song from @jjhellermusic. It’s seriously one of my favorites. She is so talented and amazing. I have been looking lately for great songs to add to my #soundsofsunday playlist. What are your favorites?
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#shethatseeks #sunday #music #christian #lds #mormon
“I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply have to say yes.” - Bob Goff
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I’ve spent a good amount of my life not feeling good enough. I didn’t grow up in the “right” kind of family, I wasn’t active enough in church in my youth, I didn’t know enough about the scriptures, I made too many mistakes, the list went on and on. How could God do anything through me?
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It took me a long time to realize that all the things that I had deemed “wrong” with me were actually my most powerful resources...if I was willing to lean in and use them.
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The older I get the more I realize how imperfect most everyone’s lives are. That my broken pieces match other peoples broken pieces and together we could heal together and make each other strong.
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I truly believe that each of us are here to fulfill a unique mission that only we have the abilities and experiences and knowledge to carry out. If we don’t step out and step up there will be a piece of this great plan of happiness that will go unfulfilled.
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And that piece, I guarantee, is another person who needs us. Someone waiting for us to love them in the right way. Someone who needs a service only we can offer. Someone’s whose broken pieces only we can heal.
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We all have something to give, something to share, the ability to serve and help. We just have to rise up and let God use us.
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#shethatseeks #christian #serve #love #faithfilled #sayyes #lds #mormon #ldsliving
Got a beach date with this gal tomorrow and the rest of my peeps 🙌🏻😎☀️🏄🏼‍♀️🏖...and yes, we do have matching red swimsuits. ‘Cause that’s how we roll.
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#bearlake #summertime #beach #unpluggedchildhood #childhoodunplugged #sunshine #familytime #twinsies
Sometimes owning your own business is like ☝🏻🙄 It can be overwhelming and exhausting and you can feel like you are running in circles.
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But sometimes it’s like 🙌🏻😍🤩👏🏻🎉🤸‍♀️🏆💡✨❤️🥇
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Today was one of those days. I took most the summer off to be with my kids and make a million memories with them. But in between baseball games and beach trips and swimming pool afternoons, I worked a bit here and there. Earlier this year I had this vision for what I wanted #theblueprint™ to be...which meant a total overhaul basically. @biancamadsen_ and I have been brainstorming and praying and planning and preparing and I am seriously so excited with how everything has come together. This is seriously going to be amazing for our students. And today we had a huge breakthrough that is going to make it even more manageable and achievable and give them back even more time in their lives that they can accomplish more and be more present with their families.
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So I just want to throw a little instaparty right now for what can happen when you slow your pace and make space for great things to come together.
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#grateful #celebrating #makespace #slowyourpace #theblueprint™ #photography #business
He sent me a meme last night that said the following:
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Friend: What does your husband do for a living?
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Me: He’s the President of Putting Up With My Crap 😂😂😂
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This couldn’t be more true.
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It’s no walk in the park to be married to me sometimes. I’m ambitious. I’m bossy. I’m either a workaholic or the laziest person on the planet. I’m a total homebody. I’m messy, opinionated, and about a million other less than desirable traits.
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But because of him I’m also fearless, bold, and brave. I’m unbelievably (especially if you knew me when I was younger) patient. I’m confident. I’m never afraid to take a risk. I laugh every single day. I know what home is. I’m happier than I ever thought was possible. I can be all these things because no matter what I know he’s there.
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I think sometimes it’s so easy for me to take him for granted and forget just how incredibly blessed I am. He doesn’t just put up with me. He makes me better. 💛 #grateful #marriage
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Anyone else married to a #mrwonderful??? Raise your 👋🏻
Since I can’t be everywhere and my in-person calendar has been filling up so quickly (only a few dates left for 2018), I have decided to do a FB LIVE presentation of my Dealing With Digital Distractions class.
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Here are some details on what I will be teaching on...
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I cover how technology can be good in our lives, but also how it can be dangerous for us and our families. I go through some alarming facts about the effects that the time we spend on technology can have on our bodies, minds, spiritual lives and more. Then I share seven ways we can start to take steps to be more time-wise with technology in our families.
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It’s going to be on August 12th at 7pm MST. If you want to tune in, all you have to do is join our #shethatseeks Facebook group (link in my profile).
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And no worries if you can’t watch it live that night, no worries. We will be keeping it as a video in the group that you can watch anytime.
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#timewise #techwise #dealingwithdigitaldistractions #family #unpluggedchildhood #childhoodunplugged #unpluggedfamily